webofevil: (Default)
Lord Selsdon: I hate “ism” words. I do not like tourism, fundamentalism or any form of “ism”.
What with that and his previous assertion:
Lord Selsdon: I never support any word that begins with ‘p’, or ‘PFI’.
... we can only assume that one word guaranteed to send the noble Lord into absolute convulsions would be “prism”.

(He began his contribution today about UK tourism with the confident assertion that “I like to go to places that I want to go to”.)

P

Jan. 8th, 2007 12:58 pm
webofevil: (rockfall)
Fans of Lord Selsdon may recall his stated aversion to words beginning with the letter P.

The cover of Propaganda’s 1985 twelve-inch “p:Machinery” seems to have been designed specifically to wind him up:

   


... although, thankfully for him, at least none of the words actually begin with "PFI".

Selsdon

Nov. 3rd, 2006 04:00 pm
webofevil: (Default)
Lord Selsdon is exercised, in his own way, about the Government’s catastrophically costly private finance initiative programme:
Lord Selsdon: Have the Government effectively mortgaged their souls and bodies for the future? The word mortgage means death grasp or death wish. I am concerned about that as an ex-banker, because I never support any word that begins with ‘p’, or ‘PFI’.

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